Thursday 14 November 2019

'Size of investigation' delays cases of eight charged in connection to fatal attack on Dale Creigthon

Tom Tuite

SEVEN men and a young woman, who have been charged in connection with the fatal New Year's Day attack on Dale Creighton in Tallaght, were remanded on continuing bail today.

Dublin District Court heard that “due to the size of the investigation” additional time was needed to obtain the DPP's directions in relation to the case.

Judge Michael Walsh remanded the eight people, who remained silent during the hearing today on continuing bail to appear again in May.

At an earlier stage in the proceedings, the court had been told that that there could be further more serious charges brought.

Mr Creighton, who was aged 20, suffered serious injuries when he was attacked at the footbridge at St Dominic's Road, Tallaght at about 4am on New Year's Day. He died in hospital the following day.

Graham Palmer (24), of Homelawn Road and Aisling Burke (20), of Bolbrook Grove, in Tallaght and Ross Callery (20), had already been charged violent disorder.

The same charge has been brought against Aisling's brother David Burke (25), of Village Square as well as James O'Brien (21), of Avonbeg Drive, both in Tallaght.  Jason Beresford (20) and Gerard Stephens (24) are also accused of violent disorder.

Another accused, student, James Reid (23), of Homelawn Avenue in Tallaght, had been charged with producing a knife during the course of a dispute.

Non-publication of some of the defendants current addresses has been ordered due to fears for their safety.

They have also been ordered to abide by bail conditions including curfews and signing-on requirements.

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